Sun and Microsoft's year-long collaboration has produced draft specifications addressing web single sign-on (SSO) and single protocol, Sun systems support of Windows and the licensing of Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol for Sun Ray[tm] ultra-thin clients . Also in News, Sun's role in powering the High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory  and a Sun Labs technology that runs any application on any operating system .
The Software section reports on two features of the Solaris[tm] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) to be released next year , a five-step approach to launching an RFID initiative , an EPCglobal spreadsheet tool helps assess RFID's value , benchmark results demonstrate the advantage of the Solaris 10 OS and Sun Fire[tm] V440 Servers  and an updated Sun[tm] Studio support matrix provides information on binary compatibility, OS support and more .
Using the Sun Java[tm] Studio Enterprise 7 for asynchronous web services and debugging web applications  tops the Sun Java System section that also offers an ISV's view in leveraging the Sun Java[tm] Desktop Ready certification .
Sun's latest service offerings includes a new service oriented architecture (SOA) initiative, called SOA Path  and expanded financing options for government customers . Learn more about Sun[sm] Connection's nine integrated services and the resulting business benefits , plus how to resolve storage system bottlenecks .
Recent Sun partnerships with KT , Sybase , IONA  and Datacraft  are strengthening solutions and services worldwide.
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